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Edition 16

Edition 16

Jamming for the girls

From racism to gentrification, poet Shagufta K Iqbal has plenty to say.

100,000 local people are being told investing in oil can avert climate change

Major increases in fossil fuel investments despite pension fund ‘Responsible Investment’ efforts

Bristol and Beyond

Bank robbery: the ‘theft of the century’ and a house in Fishponds

Unsuspecting local business owner shocked to learn that companies registered to his property used by fraudsters.

Addicted Bristol: Life and Death

Revealed: Bristol’s drug services dogged by problems

City

Yoga will not fix the NHS stress crisis, staff say

The debate: High-rises in Bristol – addressing the housing crisis or soulless towers?

The council has launched a plan to build a number of high-rise residential towers across the city in a bid to make better use of the city’s limited space, attracting resistance from campaigners and the Green Party, who say the towers are too high and unnecessary. Two players in the debate give th...

Turned away: “I don’t know where that magic middle ground is”

Students say support is lacking for severe mental health needs, as Zoe found out.

Bristol Uni needs to do more on mental health, students say

Despite investment in services this year, students are increasingly concerned about mental health.

Not so long ago in Bristol you could be hanged for love

As the summer Pride season starts, it is worth remembering that British society was not always tolerant of homosexuality.

Creatures great and small, with a side of creationism

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, Bristol’s very own Christian-led zoo, sprinkles some unusual messages in among its furry friends. But are these really a good reason to ban your kids from visiting?

Celebrating the city

Meet some of the community groups finding creative solutions to food poverty, mental health and assumptions around gender identity.

Carnival is back - just in time to celebrate its 50th anniversary!

Since starting in 1968, St Pauls Carnival has become recognised as one of Bristol’s most iconic and culturally significant events. After three years off, Carnival is now back thanks to the hard graft of many in the local community.

Opinion: Our mayor has an open goal opportunity to help thousands. Will he take it?

There is a strong moral and financial case to drop the medieval practice of enforcing debts with hired heavies.

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Investigation: Bristol’s invisible sex trade

The police are struggling to deal with sexual exploitation happening online. How does this off-street sex trade operate in this city?

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